It’s been over 2 years since my last blog post….2 years…. That’s quite a break from blogging and I’m not sure why my motivation disappeared. I could use the excuse of not having enough time between work (I’m now in my third year as an elementary Vice-Principal) and spending time with my family (I’m a married father of two daughters….with 2 guinea pigs…and a new puppy). However, as I sit in the waiting room of my daughters’ dance studio on a Saturday afternoon glued to my phone, I realise that I do have time. I’m just not using my time very effectively.
After reading some of my earliest posts from 6 years ago, I’m finding that most of my motivation for blogging was more about writing about topics that other people would find interesting. I would spend days thinking about a topic and countless hours rewriting and editing until I thought my post was good enough for people to read but maybe I need to rethink my purpose for blogging and how I blog. Instead of blogging for others maybe I need to be a little selfish with my blog. So after a 2 year hiatus, I’m going to attempt to reignite the spark that I used to have for blogging. I have changed the URL for my blog from rothinks.wordpress.com to roflections.com and I will endeavour to make time to blog but I will keep it short and simple and most importantly meaningful for me.
7 thoughts on “Back to Blogging”
I am guilty of the same thing – writing with an audience in mind, and not as a personal reflection. I also took some time off from blogging (only 1 year though, not 2), but this year my goal is to try to blog about once a week. Welcome back!
Thanks Caryn. I’m hoping to blog at least once a week or every other week.
Like! I often think back to when you had a desk at the back of
my classroom. I definitely am looking forward to reading more!
I remember those days! I’m hoping to keep the blogging somewhat consistent moving forward.
Hurray! Looking forward to reading your thoughts, Thomas!
So very happy to have you back to blogging! Excited to read your reflections and hopefully see some good questions too. I know that your questions on your last blog used to get me thinking a lot as well.
Glad to be back on the blog scene Aviva! I’ll keep your feedback in mind on my future posts.